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‘Joker’ delivers on every level

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Henry Brettingen

October 21, 2019

‘Joker’ directed by Todd Phillips is many things, it is a reflection on many aspects of society, it is a descent into madness. It is a work that is thought provoking, containing rejection, depression and mental illness. It is filled with innumerable tragedies that culminate in a blood filled cli...

‘Maniac’ goes inside the brain to break yours

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Megan Raatz

October 18, 2018

Science and technology are ever-evolving and improving. We can now mend bones, recreate lost limbs, and replace faulty hearts, but there is something science has not been able to do yet: fix a broken mind. This is the scenario we are confronted with in Netflix's new colorfully nihilistic psychological drama,...

Recent mass shootings increase mental health stigma

Recent mass shootings increase mental health stigma

Isaac Wahl

March 13, 2018

The recent mass school shooting in Florida and the Trump administration’s response provokes many questions and debates exploring the correlation between mental illness and gun violence. According to The New York Times, the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was one of the deadliest school shootings in the U.S...

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